Supreme Court To Hear 'Cat's Paw' Case

Law360, New York (April 19, 2010, 12:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that examines the “cat's paw” theory of employment law, looking at whether an employer can be held liable for unlawful discrimination by an official other than the primary decision-maker.

In an order Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that examines a claim made by Army Reservist Vincent Staub against Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Ill., under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, arguing that he was improperly discriminated against and ultimately...
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